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Protests in two districts demand justice for the deaths of AL activists

Demonstrators and residents took out a procession from Milon Cinema to the deputy commissioner's office in Madaripur on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Processions in the districts towards the deputy commissioner’s office,  memorandum submitted for prompt justice

Protests have erupted in two districts – Sunamganj and Madaripur – over the deaths of an Awami League and a Chhatra League leader on Wednesday.

In Sunamganj, protesters demanded the arrest and trial of the persons accused in connection with the killing of Awami League’s Jahangirnagar union unit general secretary, Joynal Abedin, in Sunamganj Sadar.

On Wednesday afternoon, demonstrators took out a procession from the district's Altaf  Uddin Square to the deputy commissioner's office, and organized an hour-long human chain and sit-down protest.

After the protest, a memorandum was submitted to the deputy commissioner and the superintendent of police.

Also Read - Case filed over the murder of Sunamganj AL leader Joynal

At the time, the speakers said the main accused in the murder case is yet to be caught and those who were arrested have not been taken into remand.

They demanded that others accused be brought to justice, failing which, a more rigorous protest campaign will be organized.

In Madaripur, district Chhatra League leaders and activists have threatened to shut down the town if the alleged killers implicated in the death of Limon Mazumder, vice-president of Chhatra League's Madaripur unit, are not arrested within 24 hours.

Also Read - Chhatra League leader found hanging in Madaripur

Demonstrators and residents took out a procession from Milon Cinema to the deputy commissioner's office, on Wednesday around 12pm.

Later, a memorandum was submitted to the deputy commissioner.

Speakers addressing the gathering, demanded the arrest of the culprits within the next 24 hours.

If no arrests are made, the speakers vowed to bring Madaripur town to a standstill. Also, if the ultimatum is not met, a bigger protest program was promised.

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